Self Guided Philly Walking Tour, No Ninja Moves Required

map in hand in Philly alley

Want to walk the streets of Philly? Don’t want to feel as if you’ll need ninja moves to get along the back roads? Try out this two-hour,  little ditty of a walk. Enjoy the weather, the people, the neighborhoods, and the nooks and crannies of  The City of Brotherly Love.

delancy st

I came across The Cross Philly Walk map a few years ago in the paper. The original idea was to have guide signs to direct tourists to throughout quaint Philadelphia. There are no signs just yet. Not to fear! I saved the article and rounded up  The Nagulator and The Illiminator for the walk.

hidden front porch down an alley

I have personal interest in architecture and doors, so bare with me. Philly is full of parks, you’ll pass two of them as well as lovely gardens and window boxes along the way.

head house craft fair in old city

  • Start: 2nd/South at Head House
  • Walk down Stampers Alley, passing Blackwell Place.
  • Take a Right on 3rd
  • Left on Delancy
  • Past Three Bears Park
  •  Cross 4th into small alley to 5th

one of thousands of hidden, domestic art pieces in the city

  • Slight Right on 5th to Delancy
  • Delancy to 6th
  • 6th to Addison
  • Right on Addison
  • Addison to 8th
  • Right on 8th

delancy st

  • 8th to Pine
  • Left on Pine
  • Going past UPenn Hospital
  • Walk a short distance to next street past 9th
  • Turn Left to Weaverly

embedded street sign

  • Weaverly to 13th
  • Passing the Weaverly Community Garden
  • Right on 13th
  • 13th to Pine

i love these doors

Take a break at Dirty Franks (13th/Pine). A Philly original, an old speak easy, and the best dive bar you’ll find around town.

"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!" — Dr. Seuss (One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)

  • Left on Pine
  • Pine to Carlisle
  • Crossing Broad Street
  • Passing the University of the Arts
  • Left on Carlisle

gary bussey's latest job

  • Carlisle to Weaverly
  • Right on Weaverly
  • Weaverly to 17th

weaverly between 14th and 15th

More Sights:

blackwell place

addison street sign

the negulator and side alley

me and the roos in society hill

well, hello yellow!

delancy st

waverly community garden

the iron design does a lot for the door

against a white wall, this door popped

philly has over 2000 murals

one of the oldest professional theater houses

love the tree

doors in rittenhouse

for the frenchies

At this point, you can head North for lunch and drinks. There’s plenty to choose from and you can continue to walk North to see the museum and Logan Fountain.

lastly, my narcissistic picture of the day. it's facebookable, so it's going up on here as well


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